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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners America (UBCJA) archives


United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners America (UBCJA) archives
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA)
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602.75 linear feet and 247 items
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State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) is one of the largest and most influential labor unions in North America. The union was founded in 1881 and continues to train and advocate for carpenters and others in the building trades. The UBCJA archives consists of correspondence, publications, reports, meeting minutes, charters, bylaws, financial materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, memorabilia and audiovisual materials. Subjects covered in the records include the information about union leadership, the Brotherhood's Carpenters' Home for retired members, celebrations of the union's 75th and 100th anniversaries, jurisdictional disputes between the UBCJA and other unions, member' benefits, anti-communism, and the organization of locals. The collection covers the period from 1826 to 2015; the bulk of the materials date from 1940 to 1985.

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Some files are restricted. Refer to individual folder headings for more information.

Preferred citation:

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners America (UBCJA) archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Alternate formats:

Most issues of The Carpenter, and some issues of The Lather, The Lather convention proceedings, the UBCJA convention proceedings and some photographs and other materials have been digitized and are available online through links in the inventory below.


This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.